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Open Source Tool Chains for Continuous Testing The goal of Continuous Testing is to shift testing left to find defects earlier and release software faster. This can be achieved by integrating a set of open source functional and performance testing tools in the early stages of your software delivery lifecycle. There is one process that binds all application delivery stages together into one well-orchestrated machine: Continuous Testing. Continuous Testing is the conveyer belt between the Software Factory and production stages. Artifacts are moved from one stage to the next only after they have been tested and approved to continue. New code submitted to the repository is tested upon commit. When tests fail, the code is rejected. Subsystems are approved as part of periodic builds on their way to the delivery stage, where the system is being tested as production ready.... (more)

Test Environment Management | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #ContinuousTesting

Why Treating Test Management and Test Environment Management Separately Is Killing Your Efficiency By Alon Inditzky Imagine that you have hundreds of development, testing, and operations teams spread across the globe that rely on each other to execute software testing. You have 245 test environments and you release to pre-production several times a day and deploy to production once a week. How do you manage all the software tests, test data, and test environments? Traditionally, the answer would be to fill out spreadsheets or siloed tools, send emails, and hope that everything and everyone is ready at each stage of the software testing lifecycle (STLC). But this often doesn’t work well. Requirements change and not everyone gets notified or reads email updates. Test environments aren’t ready or available when they need to be. Further, a host of other challenges stand ... (more)

Effective Monitoring | @DevOpsSummit @Catchpoint #DevOps #APM #Monitoring

Ten Tips for an Effective Monitoring Strategy By Dawn Parzych This is the second blog in a series of three in which I expand on some of the points raised in O’Reilly Media’s DevOps for Media & Entertainment report. The first post covered the two essential aspects of DevOps that are often overlooked: communication and empathy. Today, we dive into a more technical topic – monitoring. Monitoring is essential. It tells you if your service is up, down, fast, slow, and functioning as designed. When something inevitably breaks, a monitoring tool can notify you via alerts and help diagnose the problem. An effective monitoring strategy can allow organizations to reap significant benefits including: Protecting revenue, brand, and security Identification of issues before customers are impacted Creating feedback loops and stability Gathering information on usage and usability ... (more)

What Is DevSecOps? How to Automate Security Testing | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #Security

What Is DevSecOps? How to Automate Security Testing By Matt Watson Every company wants to see their company getting press and media attention. Unless it is due to a hacker and a security breach. Every few weeks you see in the media stories of companies who were hacked. Getting a new credit card every few months because the data was hacked has been routine for most of us. The more that our world revolves around the internet and technology, the more cyber security becomes a big deal. Software applications are complex and can potentially have lots of different types of security issues. The issues range from bad code to misconfigured servers and everything in between. Solving this problem requires everyone to always be thinking about security implications of what they are working on. DevSecOps is a new movement to do just that. The goal is to get developers to be thinki... (more)

[session] #DevOps for Core Enterprise Teams | @DevOpsSummit @CAinc #ContinuousTesting

Three Steps to DevOps for Core Enterprise Teams Did you know that you can develop for mainframes in Java? Or that the testing and deployment can be automated across mobile to mainframe? In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Vaughn Marshall, Sr. Principal Product Owner at CA Technologies, will discuss and demo how increasingly teams are developing with agile methodologies using modern development environments and automating testing and deployments, mobile to mainframe. Speaker Bio With over 15 years' experience in Information Technology, Vaughn Marshall has worked in a variety of areas including Development, Quality Assurance and Software Change & Configuration Management. He has consulted on designing, implementing and automating software development lifecycle processes for numerous Fortune 500 companies. Most recently, he has been working on adaptin... (more)

[session] Test Automation | @DevOpsSummit @AnneHungate #AI #DevOps

Accelerate Test Automation "Why didn't testing catch this" must become "How did this make it to testing?" Traditional quality teams are the crutch and excuse keeping organizations from making the necessary investment in people, process, and technology to accelerate test automation. Just like societies that did not build waterways because the labor to keep carrying the water was so cheap, we have created disincentives to automate. In her session at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Anne Hungate, President of Daring Systems, will discuss how to break the cycle of manual testing as de-facto - empowering development and quality to lead with automation. Be prepared to learn about the changes in reporting, behaviors, and communication necessary to make automation the first choice. Speaker Bio Anne Hungate discovered her passion for quality engineering working in multip... (more)

Testing and Automation in 2017 | @DevOpsSummit #APM #Monitoring #DevOps

Another year has come and gone, and many of us are reflecting on the past and looking ahead to see how we can best prepare for the future. Let’s see what Gartner has to say about it in terms of the application development world. As last year was beginning to wind down, the research firm published the Predicts 2017: Application Development report authored by analysts Mike West, Maritess Sobejana, Joachim Herschmann, and Keith James Mann. It includes key findings in application development that will impact organizations and recommendations for application leaders to provide insight for planning in the years to come. These Gartner analysts make multiple predictions for 2017 and beyond, but two stand out to me as worth highlighting. One, they’ve observed the growing importance of testing and quality assurance (QA) in all stages of the development lifecycle and predict tha... (more)

What Is Regression Testing? | @DevOpsSummit @Stackify #SDLC #AI #DevOps

What Is Regression Testing? Definition, Benefits, and Challenges of Regression Testing By Angela Stringfellow We talked a bit about the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) in a recent post, but today, we're going to dig a little deeper into one specific and crucial element in the testing phase, particularly for Agile development: regression testing. Definition of Regression Testing Regression testing refers to the process of testing a changed or updated computer program to make sure the older software features - which were previously developed and tested - still performs exactly as they did before. One way to think about software regression is to think about somebody who implements a new air conditioning system in their home only to find that while their new air conditioning system works as expected, the lights no longer work. Regression testing will often invol... (more)

Performance and 3rd-Party Tags | @CloudExpo @Catchpoint #DevOps #WebPerf

Performance Is Directly Tied to Third-Party Tags By Dawn Parzych, Catchpoint and Samrah Khan, Instart Logic Today’s digital world has placed a premium on the user experience. Users have become incredibly demanding, willing and able to head to a competitor’s site if just three seconds of latency occur during their time on your site. Such high demand puts web performance at the forefront of your business strategy. Web performance consists of three main pillars: speed, reliability, and availability. Each is as important as the other; these factors are all vulnerable to the growing complexity of modern websites. Third parties are more prevalent on websites than ever, and each third party represents its own layer of complexity. In order for your website to be running at optimal performance, each third party you’re including must be operating at its maximum efficiency to ... (more)

[session] #DevOps for Enterprise Teams | @DevOpsSummit @CAinc #Agile #ContinuousTesting

Three Steps to DevOps for Core Enterprise Teams Did you know that you can develop for mainframes in Java? Or that the testing and deployment can be automated across mobile to mainframe? In his session and demo at @DevOpsSummit at 21st Cloud Expo, Dana Boudreau, a Senior Director at CA Technologies, will discuss how increasingly teams are developing with agile methodologies, using modern development environments, and automating testing and deployments, mobile to mainframe. Speaker Bio Dana Boudreau is a Senior Director at CA Technologies. As a leader in Agile development, hedirects CA Technologies Mainframe Application Development solution portfolio, including Endevor, InterTest, File Master Plus, SymDump and Gen solutions. He has vast experience in leading mainframe as well as distributed teams, joining CA after over 20 years at IBM. Dana works closely with CA's main... (more)

[slides] Accelerate Test Automation | @DevOpsSummit #CloudNative #AI ML #DevOps #Serverless

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Accelerate Test Automation "Why didn't testing catch this" must become "How did this make it to testing?" Traditional quality teams are the crutch and excuse keeping organizations from making the necessary investment in people, process, and technology to accelerate test automation. Just like societies that did not build waterways because the labor to keep carrying the water was so cheap, we have created disincentives to automate. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here In her session at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Anne Hungate, President of Daring Systems, discussed how to break the cycle of manual testing as de-facto - empowering development and quality to lead with automation. Be prepared to learn about the changes in reporting, behaviors, and communication necessary to make automation the first choice. Down... (more)